With an energy like liquid sunshine, amber is the fossilized resin of pine trees. Amber is said to enhance the beauty of the wearer. The ancient Norse called this stone Freya's tears, after that passionate goddess of earth and fire. It is used to tap into the power of the Sun, and is good for success, abundance, healing, vitality and joy. A powerful stone for manifestation, Amber is also used for healing of the physical body. It carries a negative electrical energy charge and therefore is good to draw power and energy into its bearer.

In combination, amber and jet, represent polarities of power. Light and dark, Sun and Moon, masculine and feminine, kinetic/active and magnetic/receptive. Jet and amber combined, is one of the traditional sacred stones of the High Priest/ess. This gemstone combination worn around the base of the throat is one of the classic ritual adornments of modern Priestesses. Primitive versions of the Amber/Jet theme were said to be worn by the clergy of the Wise Ones in pre-Christian Europe. See also Jet.

Amber is a well-known organic material that is composed of fossilized tree resin. It is sought after both for ornamental purposes, such as gemstones, as well as by specimen collectors. Since resin is inherently sticky, amber often contains particles or objects that became stuck to it and then entombed by it. Consequently, they are many millions of years old. The mostly highly prized examples are those which have small creatures trapped inside them. These may be insects — beetles, ants, flies, — spiders, or even small reptiles or amphibians. Genuine amber is a valuable material, but is often faked by unscrupulous dealers.

Chemical Composition:
Succinic Acid
Specific Gravity:
Crystal Structure:
Amorphous, and is not linked to any specific system; Translucent to transparent
Cell Salt:
No specific cell salt; amber is a fossil resin found in alluvian soils, coniferous trees, and on some seashores
Transluscent yellow, honey-colored, or brownish yellow with mummified insect and/or plant inclusions
The Baltic, Venezuela, Russia, Romania, Myanmar, USA, & Dominican Republic
Heart, Spleen, Sacral
Sun/Leo; Mercury
Fire, Akasha
The Great Mother
Traceable Societies
Early Egyptians, Early Jews, Incans, Mayans
Luck, healing, strength, protection, beauty, love, lifts the spirits, removes stress
Magical/Ritual Lore:
  • The oldest substance used for adornment, Approximately used starting 8,000 B.C.E.
  • Fosilized resin of pine often found bearing insects inside of it.
  • Because of it being warm and having insects in it it was believed to possess life.
  • Because it is a fossil, it is associated with time, cycles, and longevity.
  • Since it was once a living substance, it is related to the Akasha.
  • In Wiccan covens HPS are oftern wearing necklaces of alternating amber and jet normally to signify the God/dess.
  • When rubbed against wool or silk it becomes electrically charged.
  • it is one of the most widely used and prized magical substances of all times and places on Earth.
Magical Uses:
  • Protection amulet against negative magic.
  • To promote health
  • For sexual enhancement and fertility
  • Removing negativity
  • Strengthening spells
  • To make oneself more attractive, love magick
  • To prevent impotency and infertility
  • To cure diseases, promote health, remove cunvulsions, deafness, and other ailments both internal and external.
  • To strengthen eyes, increase eyesight, and increase awareness
  • To stimulate financial growth, luck and prosperity.
Stone Lore:
Amber is a very old mineral substance; amber talismans have been found in Stone Age archaeological deposits. Because this material is easily worked, it was often shaped into jewelry, amulets, or pipestems, and traded among various ancient European Peoples.
The roughly marked, circular depressions found in natural amber were thought to be the resting places of the spirits that animated the stone. When carved into animal forms or marked by nature in this way, amber contatined special power, and could transfer that power to the wearer or carrier of the stone.
Medicinal Uses:
Amber may be used to increase vitality, motivation and creativity. It is a powerful amulet when worn for protection, especially when carved into the shape of your totem animal.
Wear amber to attract warm, loyal and generous people into your life; or carry it on your person to lend logic or wit to a difficult situation.
Mixed with turquoise, amber is reminiscent of Sky Father or the sun in the sky. This combination of energies may be used to successfully quiet the mind and calm the nervous system.
Knock on wood three times with a natural piece of amber to call on the spirits of the trees for special favors.
To increase prosperity, sew amber and Turquoise along with several coins into a coyote skin pouch and bury the pouch in the earth.